Why you don’t ride your bike barefooted

-Courtesy of The Banned One

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30 Responses to Why you don’t ride your bike barefooted

  1. livin to ride says:

    that musta hurt

  2. D S Craft says:

    That’s gotta hurt.

  3. Bryn. says:

    That reminds me of why I scrimped & saved for a pair of GOOD boots for use on the bike.
    I whimpered at the price (GBP £ 200.00) but I expect them to outlive me and be handed down to my son (same size feet).
    (altberg.com – Hogg all-weather if anyone is interested)

    30yrs ago I thought nothing of riding the bike in light trainers….. young & dumb……..

  4. Nic says:


  5. drjim says:

    I cringe every time I see somebody riding wearing a pair of cut-offs, a tee shirt, and flip-flops!

  6. Neil Schnurr says:

    I saw your post headline on my blogroll, and I immediately knew it was going to be something like this. “Don’t click on it, don’t click on it.” I told myself, but I just couldn’t resist it. I only glanced at it for a moment before I clicked on the comments button to write this, and now I am done. “Don’t look at it, don’t look at it.” I am telling myself right now. What do you think I’m going to to right now?

  7. Timbo says:

    That makes me a tad queasy!

  8. Dan says:

    I’m not sure that’s even possible…..might be a photoshop job. If it’s real someone’s gonna change
    their nickname to stumpy because their is no saving that foot.

  9. Rob in Katy says:

    One could probably extrapolate that to a helmet too. They have saved my head several times.

  10. madminute says:

    he’ll never walk right again! idiot.

  11. AlmostAnonymous says:

    I’m finding this hard to masterbate too.

    (seriously though, what is the story behind that picture?)

  12. AlmostAnonymous says:

    Trying to find the backstory to that picture led me to this site: http://crazyinjuries.tumblr.com/

    If you’re squeamish, don’t go there. I mean it.

  13. Won’t hurt for long- that fucker is coming off!

  14. Leigh says:

    When I got the Katana, I invested in a full riding suit, and upgraded it with sliders and armor inserts from race suits. I also got race quality boots, and a high quality helmet as well. Pictures like this only reinforce the fact that it was money well spent!

    Whitehall, NY

  15. Charlie says:

    Drugs! Now!

  16. Bobo the Hobo says:

    My husband is a motorcycle instructor from back in the day – he has a collection of pictures similar to this that he would show his students to impress them to wear proper safety gear. Driving behind motorcycle riders who do not wear proper safety gear drives me nuts as I have seen what damage occurs when the Pauli Exclusion Principle comes into play.

    It’s not a question of “if” you drop your bike, only “when” because everyone does. That said, I do not doubt for a minute that this picture is not genuine; you would be amazed at the things people do to their bodies when God is not looking.

    • Wirecutter says:

      I thank God that I got a motorcycle license years before I got one for a car and I am grateful for the safety instructors in the class I had to take. Riding a bike taught me some serious driving skills and to this day I drive a car like I did a bike – always on the lookout for motherfuckers trying to kill me.

  17. hiswiserangel says:

    The Banned One? Ouch, that’s a bit severe. ;-)

  18. Hiker Mike says:

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!! When I was about 6 yrs old I witnessed a similar incident although not as severe. A girl was riding double on a bike barefooted when her left foot slipped between the chain and the tire. When the kid stopped pedaling her foot was wedged and the skin around her ankle and below was shredded to where the ankle bone and the bones on the side of her foot were completely exposed. Gruesome to say the least. Boy did this picture bring back memories!

    • ignore amos says:

      In my early teens, my best buddy was riding my handlebars barefoot. His foot slipped off the axle stem and his big toe went into the spokes. It broke his toe and we did an endo on the asphalt. I just came away with skinned hands & knees but he had to limp the rest of the way home. Toes, fingers and nose, he was always breaking something. Nothing to compare to this pic however.

  19. jay352 says:

    Barbeque sauce anyone?

  20. Just Saying says:

    I went down wearing jeans, leather jacket, boots, gloves, and helmet and ended up with the helmet peeled like an egg, the jeans worn down to just hit the skin – the boots were worn to the steel toe which took the majority of the damage since it kept my leg off the asphalt, the leather jacket had the arm shredded but my skin was untouched – the handles of the bike took most of that damage since I rode them into the ground. It’s all about keeping the damage off you – if everything else is destroyed but you can walk away – that is what’s important..

    I looked like something out of the Walking Dead but between having the bike outfitted to ride it down, and the clothing I was able to walk away without more than looking a bit strange. Whenever I see women on the back of bikes in shorts and bare-feet, I cringe since those legs will look so much worse with scar tissue all over them…

  21. Singing Detective says:

    Hoooooooly FUCK!

  22. Rob in Katy says:

    Another reason to wear good boots, you don’t want them coming off leaving you looking like a dork…

  23. Mark says:

    Back in 89 when I was wrecked on my honda, my major injury was my broken leg where it got caught between my bike and the idiot who hit me’s car. Boots, jeans chaps, jacket helmet and gloves. I got a broken femur, separated right shoulder, broken left thumb and gravel in my arm where it went through my jacket.

    Cops told me they didn’t believe I wasn’t in worse shape compared to my bike and the idiots car.

    • Wirecutter says:

      You’re lucky. My partner Greg the Whiney Li’l Bitch had the same thing happen to him and it damned near cut his leg off. They saved it but it’s scarred like a motherfucker and today he went through his second knee replacement.

  24. pdwalker says:


    I’m completely cured of the desire to ride a motorbike, now and forever.

    Thanks Everyone.

  25. Ruesco says:

    This guy actually died, he was at a anti helmet rally

  26. rocketride says:

    See? Told you it would buff right out!

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